cyrus 2.2 status (fwd)

Igor Brezac igor at
Fri Dec 13 11:38:36 EST 2002

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, John Alton Tamplin wrote:

> Rob Siemborski wrote:
> >But unless the contents of the folders are backed up in this way too, you
> >haven't really gained a significant amount, since the transactions that
> >cyrus needs to make rely on the contents of the filesystem as well.
> >
> >
> True, although with the metadata secure you can politely tell the user
> their message is gone I agree that is of little benefit unless the
> messages are stored in the database as well.  For a large installation,
> avoiding the downtime to reconstruct large databases after a crash might
> be a benefit worth the effort.

True.  But you do not need an SQL engine just for online backups.  Most
new filesystems support 'snapshot' which is used for 'online' filesystem


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